The evening news is a concept whose time has come and gone.
Look, everybody in journalism has a reputation of sorts.
Bill Maher fancies himself the reincarnation of Lenny Bruce.
You don’t smear somebody as a racist when there is obviously nothing there.
There are some programs on FOX that are not only fair and balanced, they’re commentary shows. They don’t have to be. But they brag about how fair and balanced they are. They don’t cover rallies and tea parties. They cheer lead for rallies and tea parties. And as a journalist, I am totally against that.
Don’t pretend to be a journalist if you’re not a journalist.
Liberals, many of them, not all of them, but many of them are obsessed with race. They see everything through a filter of race.
I have met guys who work the overnight shift at 7-11, selling Slurpees and Camels to insomniacs who have more introspection than a lot of people in the mainstream media.
I know real people, whose names I could tell you, people I know who have said ‘I’ve stopped buying the New York Times.’ Why? Because their editorial position has filtered, has leached into the news pages.
I mean, I think everybody realizes that calling people racist is a waste of time; nobody buys it anymore.
Hurricanes are dangerous things, and they’re no fun to go through. And if you come out of it in one piece and your house comes out of in one piece, it’s no fun living with no electricity for a day or a week, a month, whatever it is. And I speak, unfortunately, from personal experience on that matter.
There’s a kind of journalistic narcissism that New York-based journalists are guilty of.
Circumstantial evidence is evidence.
A lot of people who voted for Barack Obama expected and were led to expect something new in politics: a new tone of political discourse in Washington. And I think – I think they’re disappointed, because Barack Obama is not a new kind of politician. In fact, he’s an old Chicago politician.
I don’t think liberals in the media are really that much different from liberals outside the media.
The most meaningless term in the English language is ‘I take full responsibility.’ When a politician utters those words it means absolutely nothing.
I have a big problem when the sanctimonious, holier than thou congressmen and women go on national television for six hours and beat somebody up with a stick, and not because I’m ‘Ms. Manners.’ That’s not what bothers me. People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
As a matter of fact, you know, Jesus probably would be, except for one or two issues, a liberal Democrat if he were around today.
You know, I was at CBS News for 28 years. I may have run an unidentified source. Frankly, I don’t remember.
I said that liberals think people who live in the middle of the country are a bunch of jerks, and obviously all liberals don’t think that. But I will tell you what, an awful lot of liberal elites think that.
I worked with these liberal elites for 28 years at CBS News, and they were always throwing around the term ‘white trash,’ by which they meant poor southerners who didn’t go to Harvard. I’m not sure why that makes them trash.